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Moonlight made history as the first queer movie to take home the Oscar for Best Motion Picture. It was the inspiring culmination of a long list of LGBTQ films to earn even a nomination from the Academy.
Unfortunately, most of the movies on the list feature predominately white casts and very few actually queer actors. But as we gain more social progress, the standards for representation in Hollywood increase. This year's Academy Awards were proof that audiences' voices have never been louder, and they are being heard.
Actor in a Supporting Role - Mahershala Ali *WINNER
Actress in a Supporting Role - Naomie Harris
Cinematography - James Laxton
Directing - Barry Jenkins
Film Editing - Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon
Music (Original Score) - Nicholas Britell
Best Picture - Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers *WINNER
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Screenplay by Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney *WINNER